Greater London

Overall Average Salary £63,731

Advanced Professional

Advanced professional £98,100

Male: £101,869
Female: £88,848
Professional

Professional £57,846

Male: £58,753
Female: £56,509
Managerial

Managerial £51,108

Male: £53,598
Female: £47,460
Operational

Operational £35,003

Male: £35,296
Female: £34,897
Tactical

Tactical £29,591

Male: £32,303
Female: £27,150

We are seeing much more demand in the private sector, for permanent heads rather than temp support. This has been most prominent in the IT category space. Whilst there are many IT Category specialists out there in the London market, its about identifying the strategic skill-set rather than tactical purchasing which often makes up the bulk of the talent.

As a result of this skill being in high demand, we are seeing people in the IT category being paid up to £70k for a non-managerial role in this space.

With the upcoming chases to IR35 in April 2020, my estimate will be an increased requirement with candidates in the Professional Services/ Temp Labour category, in order to mitigate risk and help to formulate a company strategy going forward for the next year. As a result we are working with our clients to understand what support they can get from Hays as a recruitment partner for their overall temp workforce population.

A skill shortage remains in the public sector procurement market, and this is enhanced due to an ongoing mismatch between candidate’s salary expectations vs. employer’s salary packages available.

Current demand is strong with Procurement Officer and Manager level roles.  The market is moving away from category focused roles and we are seeing requests for generalist experience. The exception would be the construction and I.T category where specific category experience is highly sought after.

There has been a deliberate government move to relocate departments away from central London to areas such as Canary Wharf/Stratford/Croydon – this is creating movement through employees who don’t want to commute to these areas

Kate Langham - Private Sector and Christina Parry - Public Sector

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*The five competency levels are taken from the CIPS Global Standard and represent core skills and tasks identified at each advancing stage of the profession.